RESEARCH TOPIC: DOMESTIC VIOLENCERESEARCH STATEMENT: A SURVEY OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND THE DETRIMENTAL IMPACT ON WOMEN.KEY TERMS:Survey: To view with a scrutinizing eye; to examine.Domestic Violence: Domestic violence in this study can be defined as violence or physical abuse directed toward your spouse or domestic partner; usually violence by men against women.Women: The women referred to in this review are women that are married, cohabitant and non-married intimate partners.
LITERATURE REVIEW –
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND THE DETRIMENTAL IMPACT ON WOMEN
Domestic violence against women refers to any physical act of aggression by a man against a woman with whom he is in an intimate (i.e. sexual emotional) relationship. There can be a more assaults of domestic violence as suggested by Straus such as action with a relatively high likelihood of injury to the victims. Hence kicking, biting, hitting with a fist or object, beating a victim are all actions referred to as sever assault in relation to domestic violence against women. (Straus,1980)
Studies around the world have shown that violence against women takes many forms: it can be physical, sexual, psychological/ emotional and/or economic. It is perpetrated in armed conflict. The most common form of violence experienced by women globally is physical violence inflicted by an intimate partner. . A World Health Organization (WHO) study on intimate partner violence conducted in 10 countries found rates of physical violence by an intimate partner ranging from 13 to 61 per cent, with sexual violence by an intimate partner ranging from 6 to 59 per cent. Other studies covering 5 countries show that 40 to 70 per cent of female murder victims were killed by an intimate partner. While measuring the extent of trafficking is difficult, various sources suggest that hundreds of thousands of people are trafficked every year and the majority of victims of trafficking…